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Nov 15, 4:20pm - #327031 
Custom Catbacks

How are the custom catbacks?
Is it better than the catbacks you buy on websites? Like Magnaflow and etc.
It seems much cheaper to just do it custom.
This guys says it's $140 for Catback piping and $100 for the muffler. Compared to the $400-500 catback systems on the web.

Any advice would be great!
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Nov 15, 4:21pm - #327032 
All depends on how they
bend the pipes.


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Nov 15, 4:26pm - #327033 
Since I travel a lot I don't want it to be too loud on the highway and don't want to get headaches.
I heard the place I was do it is really good.
And about the decible levels. it has a silencer on the muffler so should that be legal?


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Nov 15, 4:54pm - #327034 
Also what should the pipings be?


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Nov 15, 5:00pm - #327035 
i have a custom and it is better sounding than a lot of the others i have heard and i felt a good gain


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Nov 15, 5:10pm - #327036 
make sure its mandril bend and not jsut bent. will restrict it allot. hey dragon how much was ur total including install and muffler??

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Nov 15, 6:29pm - #327037 
So it has to be mandril bent. So it is worth it to get a custom catback.
So then why do so many people get their full catback online?

And also will it be too loud?


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Nov 15, 6:32pm - #327038 
there are no real catback exhausts anyway for the celica.


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Nov 15, 6:35pm - #327039 
Wow! so the only real catback would be getting it done custom? I didn't know that
Thanks!

Still want to know if it's too loud and why do people buy exhaust if it's not a real catback?


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Nov 15, 6:37pm - #327040 
so your saying its better to have it customed then buying one?

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Nov 15, 6:43pm - #327041 
all the celica exhausts are axle back..if you look at how the exhaust is set up...you have the rear portion from the axle back...then from there it goes through a pipe to a cat which is one whole unit...if you were to get catback, you would have to cut and weld because there is no bolt off location right after the cat or right before it...
so the best is to cut right before the cat and have a pipe from the axle back to the end of the catpipe...then you could swap in and out.


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Nov 15, 6:46pm - #327042 
Does it take a lot more gas than a axle back and stock?
If the difference is night and day I might rethink this one.
Ride comfort on highway is important too for me


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Nov 15, 6:49pm - #327043 
you're eliminating the cat, doesnt effect gas
cat just restricts flow and keeps the bad exhaust gases from comin out..
getting rid of it makes the flow much better and is always a good thing.
ride comfort would be the same, it would have a better sound to it.


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Nov 15, 6:54pm - #327044 
Do you mean that I won't be getting headaches on long trips on the highway?


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Nov 15, 6:57pm - #327045 
depends what kinda rear portion you have on it too...if it drones and such, yea it's gonna suck...
but it's not going to be bad.


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Nov 15, 6:58pm - #327046 
What do you mean drones?

And this muffler I'm gonna buy comes with silencers will that help?


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Nov 15, 7:00pm - #327047 
dont buy a univeral muffler
buy an axle back exhaust to bolt onto the piping they are making.
droning meaning a constant noise that is annoying.
if you can't take all the noise, then why do what you are trying to do?


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Nov 15, 7:03pm - #327048 
I heard that the TRD isn't too bad on the highway. That's why I'm asking.

Why is getting universal muffler bad?

Shit if I get the axle back then I have to spend more money... I was trying to choose between axle back or custom catback and you are saying do both... damn...


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Nov 15, 7:06pm - #327049 
a universal muffler just looks retarded unless you get something nice...what i always think of is coffee can things on a celica...
otherwise, get a nice tip and the custom piping and itll pro be the same, minus a resonator unless the tip has that..


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Nov 15, 7:07pm - #327050 
What does a resonator do?
And why take it off?
I'm such a nooby... sorry for asking so many questions...


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Nov 15, 7:11pm - #327051 
resonates...sound deadener in other words...most exhausts have it anyway...if you didn't, it would sound like a truck or something.
but most tips have it


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Nov 15, 7:15pm - #327052 
So it has that garbling sound?


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Nov 15, 7:40pm - #327053 
most tips have resonators, don't worry about it thats what the huge coffee part is.


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Nov 15, 7:41pm - #327054 
i would advise against it unless you are turbocharged.

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Nov 15, 8:07pm - #327055 
Why would you go against it?
Details please
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Nov 15, 8:09pm - #327056 
when you get a custom exhaust on a 4 cylender you're taking a gamble... 95% of the time it will sound like ass...

you know all those civics that sound like shit?... yep... custom exhaust rofl


a turbocharger will act as a resonator therefore just about any piping will sound good on a turbo car.

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Nov 15, 8:11pm - #327057 
Do you mean just the exhaust/muffler? the taking off resonator? or the whole custom catback thing?


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Nov 15, 8:12pm - #327058 
waht about gettign a catback where you have a flowmaster muffler pipe and then a tip? more liek a v6/v8 style?

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Nov 15, 8:14pm - #327059 
Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
waht about gettign a catback where you have a flowmaster muffler pipe and then a tip? more liek a v6/v8 style?


Whats a flowmaster muffler pipe?

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Nov 15, 8:15pm - #327060 
muffler, pipe
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Nov 15, 8:16pm - #327061 
anyone know what the tpr website is or how do i find info aobut hteir axle backs?

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Nov 15, 8:17pm - #327062 
well jsut liek the TRD so ther is no can muffler or resonator

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Nov 15, 8:18pm - #327063 
So the TRD is like a flowmaster type?


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Nov 15, 8:25pm - #327065 
Well I asked the guy that sells the muffler how the sound is and he asked me what kind of car i had. I said Celica GT and he said it's deep and good.
Was he trying to sell the muffler? or was he being helpful... He wasn't the owner of the shop. He was just an employer.

But those civics sound awful. I don't want it to sound like that.

What should i do!


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Nov 15, 8:29pm - #327066 
Originally Posted by celicadragon
i have a custom and it is better sounding than a lot of the others i have heard and i felt a good gain


dragon says it doesn't sound that bad. I wonder what his setup is... piping, muffler... hm...

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Nov 15, 8:34pm - #327067 
I have an apexi n1 muffler with custom mandral bent piping and it sounds kick ass, a very low deep tone, not ricey at all, it sounds amazing when I hit high rpm's with my Injen SRI thumbsup

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Nov 15, 8:37pm - #327068 
Originally Posted by SmutasticGT
I have an apexi n1 muffler with custom mandral bent piping and it sounds kick ass, a very low deep tone, not ricey at all, it sounds amazing when I hit high rpm's with my Injen SRI thumbsup


So you just got the N1 muffler instead of the whole N1 catback set?
I think I'll go with that. The muffler only doesn't cost so much right?
Where can I find one?

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Nov 15, 8:38pm - #327069 
^^^plus theres hardly any garble...its loud around first and second gear but when you start getting up to third and forth it drowns out so its not a constant loud exhaust sound

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Nov 15, 9:00pm - #327070 
The one I looked at the shop was RS Racing mufflers.
Do you know how these are?
He said it sounds good in celica.

I just want to get the catback done this week.
I'm rushing a little bit.

So its not loud on the highway and doesn't give headaches.
Thats great! Even on long trips?


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Nov 15, 9:08pm - #327071 
anyone knwo whjere to get a tpr?

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Nov 15, 9:56pm - #327073 
So you have a custom catback with N1 Muffler?
That's awesome.
I'm thinking of getting that muffler in the shop i went to.
Aerospeed/RS Racing muffler... I would if anyone has this.
I'm sure someone here in bradenton/sarasota has it since they said a lot of them are done with this here.


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Nov 15, 9:58pm - #327074 
Wait... so you have the universal N1?


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Nov 15, 10:54pm - #327075 
And hows your gas mileage?


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